Pretty sure Washington can't control markets anymore. After shafting the banks with regulations, the bankers and politicians are not getting along too well.
As a politician to be pro banks right now is not going to get you more votes from the people. As fees are increasing and tight credit, the public doesn't like banks either.
I don't know about that? I can just imagine the phone calls going on soon. " Hello Brian, Timmay here, just talked to Ben, are you guys positioned ok right now? Give it to me straight, if we were to ease now Ben wouldn't want egg on his face again, no more surprises or it's "no soup for you"! Hope you managed to get a lot of those scumbags er I mean 99% ers who were either long or short out of the market over the last couple of months? Anyway gotta go, few more calls to make to Lloyd, J-Mack and the rest of the ol boys. Happy Holidays, and you owe me big time. Let me know when you cash your bonus?".